5th Annual Healthcare Deal Making Summit
September 19, 2012 - September 21, 2012
About the Summit
The market for healthcare mergers & acquisitions is on rise with the total value of 2011 transactions matching 2009 level, coinciding with the passage of reform. For healthcare systems and service providers, the need to attain economies of scale and better access to capital to deal with eroding bottom lines will drive deal volumes. As the capital market continues to its return to pre-recession liquidity levels, investors will look to the healthcare industry for opportunities. Whether deals are strategic acquisitions and divestitures or mergers to achieve economies of scale, industry players are eagerly searching for the next deal with the right partner.
By June, the Supreme Court will have ruled on the constitutionality Affordable Care Act, but the market forces that are changing the healthcare industry will continue. Successful mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare space face many significant challenges. An ever changing legislative and regulatory landscape along with dramatic demographic shift are increasing cost pressures, squeezing margins and accelerating the need to integrate patience care. So the hunt is on for the right partners. Choosing the right partners require having the latest market intelligence and establishing strategic relationships with market players prior to engaging in deals or risk jeopardizing the very economies of scale and synergies that spells success for these deals.
Infocast’s 5th Annual Healthcare Deal Making Summit returns to provide participants and attendees executive level intelligence and bring together the leading players involved with healthcare M&A. Not-for-profit healthcare providers, for-profit health systems, insurers and payors, non-hospital acute care and ancillary service providers, healthcare technology providers, private equity investors, investment bankers, and financiers will gather to reflect on the state of the industry, discuss deals and valuations trends, and establish the best strategic alliances and partnerships for the coming future.
For the first time, the annual Summit will introduce the Healthcare Technology M&A Forum, September 19, which will bring together active private equity and strategic investors together with healthcare technology innovators to network and make deals happen. Driven by the $17B HITECH Act of 2009, the market for healthcare IT continues to grow rapidly, as new services and technology are introduced to help control costs and streamline information flow in the healthcare sector. Different strategic investors are entering the space looking for acquisitions that can help to diversify revenue streams and drive inefficiency from the business.